At this year’s Canon Expo, we had an opportunity to see Canon’s recently announced EOS 60D HDSLR. The 60D is a full-featured HDSLR positioned between the Rebel T2i and the 7D, with one notable exception – the 3” LCD now articulates, solving the problem many video shooters had with high and low angle shots. HD video functions are similar to the rest of the EOS line, with H.264 1080/24p/25p/30p and 720/60p/50p recording on to SDHC & SDXC cards.
The 60D uses the same batteries as the 5D Mark II and 7D, making it a great secondary body for anyone already shooting with either of these cameras. Like the T2i and 7D, there is a dedicated movie mode with a movie-specific settings menu. Build-quality is similar to the 7D and, similar to the 5D, audio levels can be set manually or left in automatic.
The sample clip below was shot on the 60D at the Canon Expo. Estimated arrival date for the camera is late September, but you can pre-order here.
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